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FOI 6313

Mobile and Flexible Working

Request

1. To what extent is mobile and flexible* working prevalent throughout the Local Authority ?  

a)    No mobile and flexible working

b)   Mobile and flexible working takes place in selected areas

c)    Mobile and flexible working is in place across all departments

 2. Where mobile and flexible working is implemented, are there supporting policies and guidelines for managers?

 a)    No specific policies exist

b)   Corporate policies/guidelines exist with a specific focus on mobile and flexible working

c)    Service specific policies/guidelines exist with a specific focus on mobile and flexible working

d)   A combination of (b) and (c) is in place

 

3. Where mobile and flexible working is implemented, is there supporting training for managers?

 a)    No specific management training exists

b)   Management training is in place and lead corporately

c)    Management training is in place lead by the service departments

d)   A combination of (b) and (c) is in place

 * for the purposes of this FOI request, ‘mobile and flexible’ working is defined as employees working all or part of their working week at locations remote from the employer’s workplace, and where the employee is free to choose (within certain set limits) when to begin and end work.  This does not include home workers, whose only place of work is their own home.



Response

1. To what extent is mobile and flexible working prevalent throughout the Local Authority?
b) Mobile and flexible working takes place in selected areas

2. Where mobile and flexible working is implemented, are there supporting policies and guidelines for managers?
d) A combination of (b) Corporate policies/guide lines exist with a specific focus on mobile and flexible working, and (c) Service specific policies/guidelines exist with a specific focus on mobile and flexible working, is in place (draft)

3. Where mobile and flexible working is implemented, is there supporting training for managers?
a) No specific management training exists